Grateful Dead Live at Orpheum Theatre on 1976-07-14
Promised Land, Sugaree, Minglewood Blues, Scarlet Begonias, Looks Like Rain, They Love Each Other, Mama Tried, Ship of Fools, Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Playin' In The Band Brown Eyed Women, Samson & Delilah, Friend Of The Devil, Let It Grow-> Eyes Of The World-> Wharf Rat-> The Other One-> The Music Never Stopped, E: Johnny B. Goode
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Orpheum TheatreLocation San Francisco, CASource SoundboardLineage SBD> MR> C> DAT> CDR patched with the Bob Menke audience recording
SBD>MR>C>DAT>CDR patched with the Bob Menke audience recording via Raoul Duke encoding/patching by Matt Vernon
March 28, 2008
I was at this show...
Center balcony, maybe three rows back, right on top of everything.
The incredible space jam which comes after "The Wheel"-- the band members were as amazed as we were, looking at each orher with "where-did-THAT-come from" expressions.
On "Let It Grow", Weir tried to finesse the beginning of the verse, fumbled the words, and backed off. Stepping forward again to sing the next line, he made the mistake of looking at Garcia, who made a face at him, and Bob lost it completely.
This show is an all-timer, one of my very favorites.
October 4, 2005
Steal this show
Another great show from the bicentenial summer. Jerry finesses his strings so that every note sounds like its supposed to be there. Keith's playing is a pleasure, and everyone's vocals are on target and have feeling. (A beautiful Looks Like Rain, for instance.)
This is the better sounding of the two recordings of the July 14 show.
April 29, 2005
some folks trust reason
This one makes for some schizophrenic listening with the AUD patches coming in at key moments (2nd Playin jam, Eyes), but the show is very good. This show's centerpiece is certainly the incredible Playin jams. The SBD sounds just decent, not real sparkly. Might have to experiment between this one and the other copy. Remember, '76 has that magical quality all its own....